Category Archives for Beef, Pork, Ham and Lamb Recipes

Sauerkraut Pork Roast

I love making this sauerkraut pork roast in my slowcooker. Great for Sunday dinners with fresh rolls and real mashed potatoes.

Every once in a while my German heritage comes out in my cooking. Not nearly as much as you’d think, but it definitely does with this dish. It’s a sauerkraut pork roast that slowly cooks in the crockpot with brown sugar, apple juice, onion, and a few interesting spices. It may sound weird at first […]

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Hamburger Stroganoff

This this simple hamburger stroganoff recipe. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners.

A few days ago I promised my newsletter subscribers I’d share one of the recipe from my latest Kindle Cookbook – Make and Take Meals. I figured I might as well share it here on the blog as well. The recipe is for homemade hamburger stroganoff and it’s a weeknight dinner favorite around here. As […]

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BBQ Ribs

These old-fashioned barbecue ribs made with homemade sauce are hard to beat.

My daughter’s birthday is coming up and one of her favorite meals is bbq ribs with fries and coleslaw. With that in mind, I thought it was high time to rework and revisit this old recipe from way back when. Old-Fashioned BBQ Ribs From Scratch  1 cup ketchup 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup […]

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Classic Hamburger Pie

Cast iron hamburger pie made with ground beef and mashed potatoes

This is a very old recipe. Believe it or not, it has been around for over 50 years. It goes together quickly and makes a great one pot meal. It’s a good way to use leftover mashed potatoes. It’s similar to shepherds pie, but we tend to like this version better. If you haven’t tried […]

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My Favorite Meatloaf

A basic meatloaf recipe made with ground beef, bread, onions and carrots.

  If you are looking for a basic meatloaf recipe that’s just plain good, this one fits the bill. No need to add gravy, but I do serve it with some ketchup (that’s optional of course). Fix up some mashed potatoes and stewed carrots to go with it and dinner is done. It also makes […]

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Cheeseburger Skillet Dinner

A simple kid friendly dinner. Frugal and always a big hit. Great for weeknights.

1 7 1/4-ounce package macaroni and cheese 1 pound ground turkey or beef 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables 1/3 cup ketchup 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup mixed vegetables cooked 2 cups macaroni […]

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My Best Sloppy Joes

A plate with a Sloppy Joe Sandwich on a bun and chips.

Growing up in Germany, we didn’t eat sloppy joes. I remember the first time I had these yummy, but difficult to eat sandwiches. It was the first time my husband (then boyfriend) took me to meet his extended family. It was his aunt’s birthday and the whole family got together for a garden and pool […]

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Best Ever Meat Loaf

Plate of homemade meatloaf and sides.

We love meatloaf around here and fix it quite often. Each family member has their “favorite” and this particular recipe happens to be mine. I love the flavors of the herbs in here and you just can’t go wrong with adding shredded cheese. I also like that this particular recipe doesn’t call for ketchup. If […]

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Beef Enchiladas

How to make beef enchiladas from scratch

We love beef enchiladas around here. This is a great recipe that can easily be doubled. Use store-bought tortillas, or make a batch of these cornmeal tortillas. 1 pound ground beef 6 oz can tomato paste 2 cups warm tap water 1 cup shredded cheese 1 teaspoon EACH salt & onion powder 1-1/2 teaspoons chili […]

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Beef Goulash

Homemade Beef Goulash

Do you remember eating Goulash made with ground beef and elbow macaroni as a kid? It was a very popular dish in the 70s. It’s easy to make, tasty and very frugal. It’s one of our go-to meals when we don’t know what to cook. I love the fact that I basically just need to […]

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